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dc.contributor.advisorDonaldson, Joseph Fetzereng
dc.contributor.authorMartindill, William Bayereng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 9, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractAcademic freedom has been an important facet of college teaching. However, the meaning of academic freedom is often nebulous and varied for many members of the college faculty. An estimated 48 percent of teaching faculty in higher education are hired on a part-time basis. With so many college courses being taught by faculty who do not have tenure or full time appointments I raise the question: what meanings are attached to the concept of academic freedom by the part-time instructor? To answer this question the study incorporated a research strategy of discourse analysis and autoethnography. The study revealed the meanings attached to the concept of academic freedom by the part-time instructor are: having continuous or permanent employment so he or she can express himself or herself freely in the classroom without fear of not being re-hired; being able to negotiate the basic conditions of employment, providing a freedom of choice; being free to develop course materials and to have intellectual property rights in relation to those materials; receiving an honest evaluation with access to a grievance process and thereby providing for the free flow of information; and, for women part-time instructors, no repercussion when taking maternity leave. These are not the traditional meanings of academic freedom associated with higher education. What the study revealed is a new definition of academic freedom that encompasses structural components.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb68822054eng
dc.identifier.oclc379827161eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5503eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5503
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshAcademic freedomeng
dc.subject.lcshTeachers, Part-time -- Employmenteng
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Faculty -- Economic aspectseng
dc.titleFinding the cost of freedom : academic freedom discourse as it pertains to the part-time instructor in higher educationeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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